A nice and rather out-of-the way hutAs you can see in the picture, the Sudetendeutsche Hütte is placed in a privileged spot. It stands about nine hundred meters over the valley and offers lodging for those climbers willing to have a go at the Granatzspitze Group of the Hohe Tauern Alps (Osttirol, Austria). Amongst other summits, Blauspitze, Kendlspitze, Muntanitz or Gradoetzspitze can be reached from the hut. Considered as a whole, a high mountain area rather scarcely visited. Great views over Grössglockner from most of the summits, by the way!
Accomodation is offered in private rooms and in common rooms (Matratzenlager), the food is fine and there is a friendly welcome. A couple of hints: pay your bill before going to bed, and do have a try at an outdoor dinner on the terrasse when in nice weather. Of course, we don't want anyone catching a cold ;)
How to get there? The closest city is Matrei in Osttirol. There's a cable car close to the southern end of the city, climbing up to Goldried. From that point on, it's a five to six hours walk via the Kalsmatreier Törhaus, Kalser Hohe, Hohe Tor and the Durrenfelderscharte (follow the paint marks or the signposts marked "Sudetendeutsche Hohenweg").
Other possibilities are driving to the small village of Glanz (on the mountainside, east of Matrei) to leave your car and walk along the path known as Edelweisswiese towards Steiner Alm and the hut, or leave the car on the road between the Felbertauerntunnel and Matrei and make directly for Steiner Alm and the hut.
External LinksSudetendeutsche Hütte - ÖAV web page: Full contact details obtained from the ÖAV web page
Goldried Bergbahn: Information on the Goldried cablecar.